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Table 2 Comparison of mean Bray-Curtis and Sorenson similarities for OTUs present in MBRA communities on days 8–21

From: Cultivation of stable, reproducible microbial communities from different fecal donors using minibioreactor arrays (MBRAs)

Reactor type Within reactora Between replicatesb Between reactor typesc
A B C Pool
Bray-Curtis
Donor A 0.73 ± 0.08 0.54 ± 0.07 NA 0.29 ± 0.06 0.26 ± 0.05 0.47 ± 0.08
Donor B 0.79 ± 0.07 0.61 ± 0.08 0.29 ± 0.06 NA 0.25 ± 0.06 0.46 ± 0.10
Donor C 0.73 ± 0.10 0.55 ± 0.07 0.26 ± 0.05 0.25 ± 0.06 NA 0.32 ± 0.07
Pool 0.72 ± 0.09 0.57 ± 0.07 0.47 ± 0.08 0.46 ± 0.10 0.32 ± 0.07 NA
Sorenson
Donor A 0.74 ± 0.05 0.69 ± 0.04 NA 0.55 ± 0.05 0.52 ± 0.05 0.64 ± 0.04
Donor B 0.71 ± 0.05 0.67 ± 0.04 0.55 ± 0.05 NA 0.53 ± 0.05 0.61 ± 0.04
Donor C 0.73 ± 0.04 0.67 ± 0.04 0.52 ± 0.05 0.53 ± 0.05 NA 0.57 ± 0.04
Pool 0.74 ± 0.04 0.7 ± 0.04 0.64 ± 0.04 0.61 ± 0.04 0.57 ± 0.04 NA
  1. aMean ± SD across all replicates of similarities within each replicate reactor of the indicated fecal type
  2. bMean ± SD across all pairwise comparisons of similarities between replicate reactors of the same fecal type on days 8-21
  3. cMean ± SD across all replicates of similarities between reactors of the different fecal types on days 8-21